Marlins 3B Martin Prado likely out a week with shoulder injury

BY foxsports • June 15, 2015

MIAMI -- Martin Prado, who sprained his right shoulder in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies, wasn't in the starting lineup for Monday's opener against the New York Yankees.

Prado got a platelet-rich plasma injection Monday. Manager Dan Jennings said he would likely be out a week but doesn't need to go on the DL.

Prado, who has appeared in all but one of Miami's 64 games this season, has hit .272 with 11 doubles, one triple, four homers and 24 RBI.

"He's still battling some soreness," Jennings said of Prado. "We told him yesterday before he left that he would get the day off because he's such a gamer and wants to play every day.

"I know he's going to see the doctor and I'm just waiting to hear back from Sean (Cunningham) as to what actually transpired. He's just dealing with soreness."

Derek Dietrich started at third in Prado's place and hit seventh. Since being called up from Triple-A New Orleans three days ago, he has gone hitless in two at-bats -- both pinch-hit appearances -- with two strikeouts.

"I want him to relax and let the game come to him," Jennings said of Dietrich. "We know he has ability. He's come up and maybe tried to do a little but too much in his first (two) at-bats. We know what he's capable of. We've seen him do it here and he was off to a nice start at Triple-A, so just let the game come to you and let the ability show...One swing, he can put some runs on the board. There's definitely power in that bat."

WORTH NOTING

-- Michael Morse may begin a rehab stint Wednesday for Double-A Jacksonville. He is on the disabled list (retroactive May 24) with a right ring finger sprain.

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